Chemical secrets of snake venom toxins

Elazar Kochva*, Zvi Wollberg, Avner Bdolah

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The studies of the venom of a poisonous snake have shed some light on the biochemical processes taking place in the control of blood pressure and during a heart attack. This paper discusses the findings of two seperate research efforts regarding the structure of such toxins which turned out to be quite similar. The endothelins (natural mammalian peptides) and sarafotoxins (snake toxins), both of which have a profound effect on the cardiovascular system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-134
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry in Britain
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1991


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